Barbie I Can Be ... Teacher Review (Mattel)

What It Is

Barbie has had more than 130 careers and one of her newest jobs is teacher. The Barbie I Can Be … Teacher doll wears a pink and white polka dot blouse and a skirt with an apple on it. The doll comes with accessories that every teacher needs including a blackboard with a world map on the back side, a large piece of chalk that really works on the blackboard, and a Barbie-sized eraser. Every teacher needs a student, and Barbie I Can Be … Teacher comes with a Chelsea doll. When you press the button on the back of Chelsea, the doll's right arm raises. Barbie I Can Be … Teacher also comes with a desk for Chelsea, a doll-sized pair of scissors, a pretend bottle of glue, and a lunchbox that opens and closes.

Is It Fun?

Kids will like that this doll gives them the chance to play out the role of teacher and imagine a possible future career, which is what the Barbie I Can Be line is all about. Teacher play is also a classic role-play activity as kids imagine themselves in charge. This doll line inspires girls to think about who they might be as they get older, while also incorporating the basics of fashion doll and imaginative play.

Who It’s For

Barbie I Can Be … Teacher is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The piece of chalk works okay on the blackboard. The chalk is a little too big for the tiny chalkboard. The chalk also easily snaps in half, so be careful when writing with it.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy